Photo/Story Gallery 2003

Trooper Uses Laptop to I.D. Violator

Trooper KinghornOn April 23, 2003, Trooper William Kinghorn stopped a vehicle traveling northbound on U.S. 301 in Marion County at 80 mph in a 60 mph zone. When asked to produce a driver’s license, the driver stated that he had lost it.

The driver gave his name as John Allen Baker with a date of birth of 1/1/79. However, when Trooper Kinghorn ran the name through D.A.V.I.D. (Driver and Vehicle Information Database) using his laptop computer, a picture was obtained that was similar, but did not match that of the violator. When the driver was shown the picture on the screen, he admitted that his name was actually Alex Carlos Dubois.

It is no wonder the driver didn’t want to give his real name. The violator had eight suspensions, of which two were for being an habitual traffic offender. In addition, Mr. Dubois was on probation for narcotics violations. The driver was then arrested for habitual traffic violations and for resisting arrest without violence, and transported to the Marion County Jail where his probation officer was notified.

Thanks to Trooper Kinghorn’s use of his laptop, another violator is taken off the road.